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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- June 14, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
- One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Books reviewed
- Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
- Hidden Wives by Claire Avery

I also wrote a post about five fascinating bookish book-loving characters and enjoyed reading the comments. If you haven't checked it out yet, be sure to do so and let me know who your favorite book-loving character is.

I am currently reading

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See: Why do I take so long with audio books? Even captivating ones as this? I had a busy week with swimming, so audio books took a backseat.

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares: This is a pretty quick read. I wasn't expecting that, especially due to its size and small font.
Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten: I'm not sure how long I will last through this book. I am reading it on my nook, and I am very disappointed with the writing style. If it doesn't hold my interest any longer, I will be skipping it. Meanwhile, does this cover remind anyone about Lisa Schroeder's Chasing Brooklyn? What's up with that!





Comments

Lisa said…
I've got a book I'm about to give up on. I usually try to get 100 pages in but this book is only a little over 200 pages. If I got to 100, I'm really going to feel like I should just finish it. But I'd much rather pick up One Amazing Thing!
Anonymous said…
Wow, the Saving Max cover does look identical to Chasing Brooklyn. Huh? Happy reading this week. :)
Jan von Harz said…
Loved My Name is Memory, hope you are enjoying it too. Have a great week
Very cool! I haven't heard of My Name Memory before and it already interests me. I hope you're liking it!
Summer at Tiffanys is on my wish list. Sorry to hear about saving Max. I have that one as well in my TBR.
I am reading Hidden Wives right now! I am waiting on my copy of My Name is Memory to arrive :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
That Saving Max cover seems very familiar :)
All of your chosen books look wonderful...My Name is Memory and Saving Max particularly caught my eye. I've heard good things about them.

Here's my Monday:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_13.html
Anonymous said…
I was teach a class at the library last week and the Librarian recommended My Name is Memory. She loved it.

Sometime at work when we need an endcap idea, we will collect several books that share the same cover image. People get a kick out of it. It happens all the time.
Ash said…
I don't do audio books simply because I know I would ignore them. Plus I dislike being read to. I love podcasts though!
Anonymous said…
I tried and abandoned Snow flower... several times, the style just didn't work for me.
Jenny Q said…
I've seen good reviews on Saving Max and Hidden Wives. I gave My Name is Memory 3 stars. Thanks for stopping by and pointing out Erin Hart's books to me. I just looked them up and my library has them!